Dec 01, 2021, Energy Magazine.

Household electrification: savings, not sacrifice

“No nation is better placed to seize this opportunity for cheaper energy, self-reliance, and cleaner air than Australia,”

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Jun 19, 2024, The Australian.

Energy Nation: Saul Griffith encourages investment in solar power and moving to households to electrify

“If we really believe in nation building, we would figure out how to finance every single Australian household to completely electrify.”

“If we really believe in nation building, we would figure out how to finance every single Australian household to completely electrify.”

Jun 19, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Rewiring Australia comments on nuclear energy

“Some countries that are small, cold, and with higher population density and minimal solar and wind resources will need nuclear to replace fossil fuels - but Australia has literally the opposite population and geographical characteristics."

“Some countries that are small, cold, and with higher population density and minimal solar and wind resources will need nuclear to replace fossil fuels - but Australia has literally the opposite population and geographical characteristics."

Jun 14, 2024, One Step Off the Grid.

Sun taxes and surprise tariffs: Why alienate consumers right when we need them most?

"Consumers are getting their tariffs changed without notice and we’re pushing ahead with sun taxes before solar soaking is in the market: just two examples where it’s obvious the energy market is set up to make it easy to run for central regulators and large energy companies, not cheaper and easier for consumers."

"Consumers are getting their tariffs changed without notice and we’re pushing ahead with sun taxes before solar soaking is in the market: just two examples where it’s obvious the energy market is set up to make it easy to run for central regulators and large energy companies, not cheaper and easier for consumers."

May 31, 2024, Media Release.

Rewiring Australia backs green loans for households

“Household electrification is the fastest and most cost effective way to reduce emissions and ease the cost-of-living by bringing down power bills for good,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

“Household electrification is the fastest and most cost effective way to reduce emissions and ease the cost-of-living by bringing down power bills for good,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

May 24, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Battery incentives for household solar heroes is the fastest way to reduce prices and accelerate energy transition

“Incentivising households and businesses to take up batteries means more cheap solar power in the grid and reduces our reliance on harmful fossil fuels. Yet again, households are the heroes in the energy transition,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

“Incentivising households and businesses to take up batteries means more cheap solar power in the grid and reduces our reliance on harmful fossil fuels. Yet again, households are the heroes in the energy transition,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

May 24, 2024, Sky News.

New South Wales government to rollout incentives for household batteries

Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass welcomed the move by the New South Wales government. “This is a really excellent policy and we hope other states and the federal government back in the direction led by New South Wales,” Mr Cass said.

Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass welcomed the move by the New South Wales government. “This is a really excellent policy and we hope other states and the federal government back in the direction led by New South Wales,” Mr Cass said.

May 22, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media Release: Eraring must sell electricity at fair prices

Now that Origin Energy is being paid by taxpayers to keep Eraring coal fired power station open it should be forced to sell electricity at fair prices, to serve the interests of its taxpayers not just shareholders, Rewiring Australia said today.

Now that Origin Energy is being paid by taxpayers to keep Eraring coal fired power station open it should be forced to sell electricity at fair prices, to serve the interests of its taxpayers not just shareholders, Rewiring Australia said today.

May 14, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media Release: The next step in Australia’s Net Zero journey: universal household electrification finance

Tonight’s federal budget includes important commitments to build clean energy manufacturing, reform its energy market and improve the nation’s electrical skill base, critical steps towards universal electrification of the nation’s homes, according to Rewiring Australia.

Tonight’s federal budget includes important commitments to build clean energy manufacturing, reform its energy market and improve the nation’s electrical skill base, critical steps towards universal electrification of the nation’s homes, according to Rewiring Australia.

May 14, 2024, What is the Future Made in Australia?.

What is the Future Made in Australia?

"This is about taking some risks and making some investments. Not everything will work but the point is they can start to build up the general capacity in this country for a renaissance of manufacturing focusing on the areas where we have strengths."

"This is about taking some risks and making some investments. Not everything will work but the point is they can start to build up the general capacity in this country for a renaissance of manufacturing focusing on the areas where we have strengths."

May 10, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media Release: Government’s Future Gas Strategy undermines its own Net Zero Plan

Expanding the gas industry until 2050 and beyond contradicts the government’s own work on a Net Zero Plan and will result in higher energy bills and a devastating increase in greenhouse gas emissions, said Rewiring Australia following the release of the Future Gas Strategy.

Expanding the gas industry until 2050 and beyond contradicts the government’s own work on a Net Zero Plan and will result in higher energy bills and a devastating increase in greenhouse gas emissions, said Rewiring Australia following the release of the Future Gas Strategy.

Apr 18, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media Release: Australia's Leading Energy and Investment Players Join Forces to Back PM Albanese's Future Made In Australia

“We need the government to coordinate Australian public and private investment in the processing of critical minerals and development of technologies from home-grown innovators in green metals. This will leverage Australia’s competitive advantage as a clean energy superpower and ensure the profits do not flow overseas."

“We need the government to coordinate Australian public and private investment in the processing of critical minerals and development of technologies from home-grown innovators in green metals. This will leverage Australia’s competitive advantage as a clean energy superpower and ensure the profits do not flow overseas."

Apr 18, 2024, The Canberra Times.

Government told to 'hold its nerve' on clean tech push

Chief scientist at grassroots organisation Rewiring Australia Saul Griffith said the legislation would put Australia in step with other countries already investing in their own futures and ensure the profits do not flow overseas.

Chief scientist at grassroots organisation Rewiring Australia Saul Griffith said the legislation would put Australia in step with other countries already investing in their own futures and ensure the profits do not flow overseas.

Mar 31, 2024, 9 News Australia.

New research shows solution to power more solar in suburbs

Australia has one of the largest take ups of rooftop solar in the world, but new research shows a majority of those who oppose it, do so because of the price.

Australia has one of the largest take ups of rooftop solar in the world, but new research shows a majority of those who oppose it, do so because of the price.

Mar 25, 2024, Renew Economy.

If we’re going to electrify everything, we’ll need finance that works for everyone

"Everyone is going to need a way off the fossil fuel ship. Our proposal for flexible, safe, government-backed finance that’s accessible across incomes will ensure that upfront costs don’t get in the way of slashing bills and emissions for every property in Australia."

"Everyone is going to need a way off the fossil fuel ship. Our proposal for flexible, safe, government-backed finance that’s accessible across incomes will ensure that upfront costs don’t get in the way of slashing bills and emissions for every property in Australia."

Mar 19, 2024, The Guardian.

Forget nuclear: would Peter Dutton oppose a plan to cut bills and address the climate crisis?

Would any party really stand in the way if the government introduced a policy to cut bills, give consumers greater control over their household energy and address the climate crisis?

Would any party really stand in the way if the government introduced a policy to cut bills, give consumers greater control over their household energy and address the climate crisis?

Mar 19, 2024, 6PR Perth.

Decarbonisation drive: HECS-style loans could slash household bills

“We know if we really had high adoption across Australian households, that would save them $1.7 trillion between now and 2050. We really shouldn’t think of this as what it’s cost to the government is, it’s what can this investment recoup to Australia in terms of savings over the long haul?”

“We know if we really had high adoption across Australian households, that would save them $1.7 trillion between now and 2050. We really shouldn’t think of this as what it’s cost to the government is, it’s what can this investment recoup to Australia in terms of savings over the long haul?”

Mar 18, 2024, ABC Radio Melbourne.

Rewiring Australia proposes HECS style loan system for solar energy

Founder of Rewiring Australia Saul Griffiths is proposing that Australia needs a HECS style loan program for solar energy. He told Raf Epstein that Australian's could both slash climate emissions and energy bills if they go ahead with his plan.

Founder of Rewiring Australia Saul Griffiths is proposing that Australia needs a HECS style loan program for solar energy. He told Raf Epstein that Australian's could both slash climate emissions and energy bills if they go ahead with his plan.

Mar 18, 2024, ABC News.

VIDEO: The proposal for a HECS-style loan system for solar energy

The federal government is being urged to help homeowners reduce power bills and carbon emissions by lending them cash to install solar panels, home batteries and even to buy electric cars.

The federal government is being urged to help homeowners reduce power bills and carbon emissions by lending them cash to install solar panels, home batteries and even to buy electric cars.

Mar 17, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.

CBA wants to corner the $2trn market for household electrification

It is possible the federal government will step in with its own loan products for electrifying households as suggested by scientist Saul Griffith in AFR Weekend. But with the likelihood of means testing there will still be an enormous lending opportunity for the banks.

It is possible the federal government will step in with its own loan products for electrifying households as suggested by scientist Saul Griffith in AFR Weekend. But with the likelihood of means testing there will still be an enormous lending opportunity for the banks.

Mar 16, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Call for the federal government to fund a universal household electrification loans scheme to reduce bills by up to $5000 per year permanently

Australia has the highest solar radiation of any continent and rooftop solar is the cheapest energy in the world. An investment from the government now will make Australia more energy-resilient and self-sufficient and save Australians from increasing power bills.

Australia has the highest solar radiation of any continent and rooftop solar is the cheapest energy in the world. An investment from the government now will make Australia more energy-resilient and self-sufficient and save Australians from increasing power bills.

Mar 16, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.

Could ‘HECS-for-solar’ slash power bills and save climate goal?

“If the government makes an investment like HECS, it will deliver permanent cost-of-living relief, solve the problem of light vehicle pollution, and propel Australia to the top of the class in climate action,” Dr Griffith said.

“If the government makes an investment like HECS, it will deliver permanent cost-of-living relief, solve the problem of light vehicle pollution, and propel Australia to the top of the class in climate action,” Dr Griffith said.

Mar 16, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.

Household energy plan offers fix for both sides of politics

Into this space comes Rewiring Australia’s intervention like a breath of fresh air in a tired, stale argument.

Into this space comes Rewiring Australia’s intervention like a breath of fresh air in a tired, stale argument.

Mar 04, 2024, The Conversation.

The National Electricity Market wasn’t made for a renewable energy future. Here’s how to fix it

"Millions of rooftop solar systems are now connected to the grid. The market needs to change to a system that can manage and co-ordinate these small renewable energy generators."

"Millions of rooftop solar systems are now connected to the grid. The market needs to change to a system that can manage and co-ordinate these small renewable energy generators."

Feb 29, 2024, Renew Economy.

Power to the people? Critics says new rule that affects EVs and batteries misses mark

“This is a policy patch on a leaking ship,” adds Rewiring Australia energy market reform adviser Vikki McLeod. “Households will be the heavy-lifters in a future energy market, and we need to write that potential into the market rules now. We need to start looking at how we can unlock the benefits that customer energy resources (CERs) can provide at scale and at pace."

“This is a policy patch on a leaking ship,” adds Rewiring Australia energy market reform adviser Vikki McLeod. “Households will be the heavy-lifters in a future energy market, and we need to write that potential into the market rules now. We need to start looking at how we can unlock the benefits that customer energy resources (CERs) can provide at scale and at pace."

Feb 20, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.

‘Breakthrough moment’: Littleproud backs rooftop solar

“For the first time, the best thing for the climate is the best thing for hip pockets. Their shift means the entire Australian parliament is now essentially on board. With such overwhelming consensus, we now need an aggressive, non-partisan plan to help households electrify as quickly and fairly as possible.”

“For the first time, the best thing for the climate is the best thing for hip pockets. Their shift means the entire Australian parliament is now essentially on board. With such overwhelming consensus, we now need an aggressive, non-partisan plan to help households electrify as quickly and fairly as possible.”

Feb 12, 2024, Renew Economy.

Network companies called out for “lack of accountability” on rooftop solar integration, in final report from ESB

“We welcome the handover recommendations, but the ESB did not go far enough,” added Rewiring Australia chief scientist Saul Griffith. “Energy ministers should review governance of the NEM. “Nothing can compete with cheap rooftop solar at 5c/Kwh so it is no surprise the big energy companies are trying to thwart this competition from their own consumers."

“We welcome the handover recommendations, but the ESB did not go far enough,” added Rewiring Australia chief scientist Saul Griffith. “Energy ministers should review governance of the NEM. “Nothing can compete with cheap rooftop solar at 5c/Kwh so it is no surprise the big energy companies are trying to thwart this competition from their own consumers."

Feb 12, 2024, Renew Economy.

Households need a fair go on the grid for solar, batteries and EVs

The final handover report from the former Energy Security Board, released by the federal government, calls for energy distribution companies to integrate household solar into the grid. But it falls short of recommending the governance and competition reset that is required.

The final handover report from the former Energy Security Board, released by the federal government, calls for energy distribution companies to integrate household solar into the grid. But it falls short of recommending the governance and competition reset that is required.

Feb 09, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media Release: Rewiring Australia backs overhaul of electricity market to reduce bills

A comprehensive overhaul of the National Electricity Market (NEM) is needed to bring down energy bills and meet Australia’s 2030 emissions and renewable energy targets, according to Rewiring Australia.

A comprehensive overhaul of the National Electricity Market (NEM) is needed to bring down energy bills and meet Australia’s 2030 emissions and renewable energy targets, according to Rewiring Australia.

Feb 09, 2024, ABC News.

PM: Calls to better integrate rooftop solar into energy grid

"Australia's millions of solar households aren't being allowed to compete against their energy company in the market," says Rewiring Australia's Executive Director Dan Cass. Advocates for rooftop solar says changes are needed to Australia's electricity market, to better integrate solar users, and give them more options to find good deals when selling their energy back into the grid.

"Australia's millions of solar households aren't being allowed to compete against their energy company in the market," says Rewiring Australia's Executive Director Dan Cass. Advocates for rooftop solar says changes are needed to Australia's electricity market, to better integrate solar users, and give them more options to find good deals when selling their energy back into the grid.

Feb 04, 2024, 9 News.

Solar Savings

Feb 02, 2024, ABC News.

PM: "Bad faith actors" slow renewables rollout

The transition to renewables is causing a lot of angst and anger in rural Australia as major projects like wind and solar and the transmission lines that connect them to the grid are cutting across thousands of properties. Now the federal government says it accepts the recommendations of a "community engagement review" which has found a better job needs to done of communicating how farmers will be affected. But there's concern that will do little to stop the so-called "bad faith actors" seeking to exploit local communities.

The transition to renewables is causing a lot of angst and anger in rural Australia as major projects like wind and solar and the transmission lines that connect them to the grid are cutting across thousands of properties. Now the federal government says it accepts the recommendations of a "community engagement review" which has found a better job needs to done of communicating how farmers will be affected. But there's concern that will do little to stop the so-called "bad faith actors" seeking to exploit local communities.

Feb 02, 2024, ABC News.

Dan Cass speaks to ABC News about a review into community engagement around renewable energy projects

Feb 01, 2024, Financial Review.

BlueScope ‘old’ blast furnace grant slammed by experts

Rewiring Australia founder and entrepreneur Saul Griffith said: “The technology BlueScope will deploy with this grant is marginally better than the steel it has been producing, but it is not green enough to compete in the emerging market for low or zero-emissions metal.

Rewiring Australia founder and entrepreneur Saul Griffith said: “The technology BlueScope will deploy with this grant is marginally better than the steel it has been producing, but it is not green enough to compete in the emerging market for low or zero-emissions metal.

Jan 17, 2024, Renew Economy.

Solar banks and electrification: Governments invest $206m to close the energy gap

“As the climate emergency and cost of living crisis worsen, governments will need to invest big in electrification policies like this, to slash bills and emissions at the same time.”

“As the climate emergency and cost of living crisis worsen, governments will need to invest big in electrification policies like this, to slash bills and emissions at the same time.”

Jan 15, 2024, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: NSW electrification program will reduce energy bills and emissions

"We are delighted that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier Chris Minns have taken up our policy to provide grants to electrify social housing properties. Household electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to reduce emissions - and it also decreases the cost of living by significantly reducing energy bills."

"We are delighted that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier Chris Minns have taken up our policy to provide grants to electrify social housing properties. Household electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to reduce emissions - and it also decreases the cost of living by significantly reducing energy bills."

Dec 15, 2023, .

Media release: Rewiring Australia calls for greater focus on electrification and rooftop solar to reduce cost of living pressure

“AEMO has moved considerably to embrace the potential of electrification but is yet to catch up with the rooftop revolution led by millions of Australian households. AEMO should be thinking outside the box and innovating ways to bring about faster and greater deployment of consumer energy technologies."

“AEMO has moved considerably to embrace the potential of electrification but is yet to catch up with the rooftop revolution led by millions of Australian households. AEMO should be thinking outside the box and innovating ways to bring about faster and greater deployment of consumer energy technologies."

Dec 14, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Rewiring Australia endorses Victorian induction stove push

"Today’s announcement of new discounts for electric induction cooktops is another big step in the right direction, which is off dirty, expensive fossil gas and towards clean, efficient electrification"

"Today’s announcement of new discounts for electric induction cooktops is another big step in the right direction, which is off dirty, expensive fossil gas and towards clean, efficient electrification"

Dec 03, 2023, The Guardian.

Hecs for the home: households warm to the idea of a loan scheme to leap from gas to electricity

"Hecs-style loans for household electrification would be repaid through income tax. This would put more money in the pockets of people who really need it while simultaneously allowing the nation to put its foot on the clean-energy pedal."

"Hecs-style loans for household electrification would be repaid through income tax. This would put more money in the pockets of people who really need it while simultaneously allowing the nation to put its foot on the clean-energy pedal."

Nov 23, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Go households to expand energy capacity

"This significant expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme will accelerate the transition to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy and help Australia hit its 2030 emissions target. This is a strong step in the right direction."

"This significant expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme will accelerate the transition to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy and help Australia hit its 2030 emissions target. This is a strong step in the right direction."

Oct 24, 2023, The Canberra Times.

Household electrification is the simplest fix to our cost of living crisis

"Getting households off gas and out of petrol cars is anti-inflationary. It has the added benefit of helping the government deliver its targets for emissions and clean energy."

"Getting households off gas and out of petrol cars is anti-inflationary. It has the added benefit of helping the government deliver its targets for emissions and clean energy."

Oct 11, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Rewiring Australia urges household electrification focus in NSW climate targets

"To truly pivot towards a sustainable future, household electrification must be central to this strategy. Electrification is the rapid, cost-effective and proven path to significantly cut emissions while permanently slashing energy bills."

"To truly pivot towards a sustainable future, household electrification must be central to this strategy. Electrification is the rapid, cost-effective and proven path to significantly cut emissions while permanently slashing energy bills."

Jul 28, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Gas policy will slash bills and emissions

“Victoria has the most to gain from electrification, because it has the most households relying on gas and exposed to price gouging by international gas companies. The state government has a clear and sensible plan to lower household bills and decrease reliance on fossil fuels. This is the type of common-sense leadership Australia needs."

“Victoria has the most to gain from electrification, because it has the most households relying on gas and exposed to price gouging by international gas companies. The state government has a clear and sensible plan to lower household bills and decrease reliance on fossil fuels. This is the type of common-sense leadership Australia needs."

Jul 18, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Households and communities must be at centre of 2035 decarbonisation target

Rewiring Australia research shows that decisions made around the kitchen table account for 42% of emissions in the domestic consumption economy. Households and communities are central to the challenge of increasing the rate of emissions reduction and they should be actively consulted in preference to the big energy industry incumbents.

Rewiring Australia research shows that decisions made around the kitchen table account for 42% of emissions in the domestic consumption economy. Households and communities are central to the challenge of increasing the rate of emissions reduction and they should be actively consulted in preference to the big energy industry incumbents.

Jul 09, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Energy Security Corporation welcomed

"Community batteries are absolutely critical to the transition. They allow people in suburbs and towns to pool and share the clean energy they harvest, delivering significant economic benefits while taking pressure off large scale transmission."

"Community batteries are absolutely critical to the transition. They allow people in suburbs and towns to pool and share the clean energy they harvest, delivering significant economic benefits while taking pressure off large scale transmission."

Jun 23, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Senate inquiry into electrification

May 22, 2023, The New Joneses.

The New Joneses | Saul Griffith says Electrify Everything

May 14, 2023, 9 News.

Green tech transformation for Aussies

May 09, 2023, AFR.

$1b in cheap loans to homeowners for ‘electrification revolution’

While successive federal governments have focused on cutting carbon emissions from energy providers, the new government program is aiming to embrace what technologist and Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith has called the “household electrification revolution”.

While successive federal governments have focused on cutting carbon emissions from energy providers, the new government program is aiming to embrace what technologist and Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith has called the “household electrification revolution”.

May 08, 2023, Renew Economy.

We need 100 million new electric machines, and we’ve got 17 budgets to get it right

“We are underestimating how much of our electricity we can actually generate on our rooftops and within our communities,” Griffith says. “If we had the incentives set more sanely in the rules of the NEM (the National Electricity Market), and we were prioritsing households and communities, we could be selling that rooftop solar to each other much more cheaply."

“We are underestimating how much of our electricity we can actually generate on our rooftops and within our communities,” Griffith says. “If we had the incentives set more sanely in the rules of the NEM (the National Electricity Market), and we were prioritsing households and communities, we could be selling that rooftop solar to each other much more cheaply."

Apr 29, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: Electrifying small business will deliver cheap, stable power for the long term

The federal government promised a ‘meaningful and substantial’ package of electrification measures in the federal budget and this announcement is the first part. Swapping out fossil fueled devices and energy sources for renewable-backed electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to decarbonise our domestic economy. It embeds thousands of dollars worth of annual savings into the annual operations of small businesses, saving that accrue over the long term.

The federal government promised a ‘meaningful and substantial’ package of electrification measures in the federal budget and this announcement is the first part. Swapping out fossil fueled devices and energy sources for renewable-backed electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to decarbonise our domestic economy. It embeds thousands of dollars worth of annual savings into the annual operations of small businesses, saving that accrue over the long term.

Apr 04, 2023, Experience ANU.

Meet the author - Saul Griffith at ANU Event

Saul Griffith was in conversation with Taryn Lane on his new Quarterly Essay, The Wires That Bind. Electrification and community renewal, a compelling vision of green energy at a local level. Australia is at a crossroads. Inventor, engineer and visionary Saul Griffith reveals the world that awaits us if we make the most of Australia's energy future. Griffith paints an inspiring yet practical picture of empowered local communities acting collectively when it comes to renewable energy, and benefiting financially.

Saul Griffith was in conversation with Taryn Lane on his new Quarterly Essay, The Wires That Bind. Electrification and community renewal, a compelling vision of green energy at a local level. Australia is at a crossroads. Inventor, engineer and visionary Saul Griffith reveals the world that awaits us if we make the most of Australia's energy future. Griffith paints an inspiring yet practical picture of empowered local communities acting collectively when it comes to renewable energy, and benefiting financially.

Mar 27, 2023, ABC News.

Saul Griffith's Rewiring Australia pushes for budget boost to electrify 500,000 homes

Rewiring Australia claims the move would allow the average household to slash its energy bills by $3,000 to $5,000 a year.

Rewiring Australia claims the move would allow the average household to slash its energy bills by $3,000 to $5,000 a year.

Mar 26, 2023, ABC TV.

Dan Cass on Rewiring Australia's Federal Budget Recommendations

Mar 26, 2023, The West Australian.

Call for federal budget to fast-track electrification

Australians have already taken up rooftop solar in greater numbers than anywhere in the world, Dr Griffith noted. "Now they want the government to help them fully electrify their homes because they know it will permanently obliterate both their energy bills and carbon emissions."

Australians have already taken up rooftop solar in greater numbers than anywhere in the world, Dr Griffith noted. "Now they want the government to help them fully electrify their homes because they know it will permanently obliterate both their energy bills and carbon emissions."

Mar 03, 2023, Renew Economy.

Gas lobby called out for overcooking electrification costs

Rewiring Australia has slammed gas lobby group claims that the electrification of Australian homes will cost taxpayers more than $66 billion as “lies,” following the latest PR offensive from an industry in panic mode.

Rewiring Australia has slammed gas lobby group claims that the electrification of Australian homes will cost taxpayers more than $66 billion as “lies,” following the latest PR offensive from an industry in panic mode.

Feb 27, 2023, Australian Story | ABC.

Australian Story | Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith is a prolific inventor, an engineer and a successful entrepreneur making waves for an electric future. His bold ideas on energy caught the eye of the US president and helped shape the ground-breaking climate legislation that passed there late last year. Now he’s returned home after two decades in the US and has joined with his community near Wollongong, south of Sydney, in an ambitious project to electrify homes in his suburb and power them with renewables. If successful, the pilot project will prove that household electrification is a potential solution to an urgent problem.

Saul Griffith is a prolific inventor, an engineer and a successful entrepreneur making waves for an electric future. His bold ideas on energy caught the eye of the US president and helped shape the ground-breaking climate legislation that passed there late last year. Now he’s returned home after two decades in the US and has joined with his community near Wollongong, south of Sydney, in an ambitious project to electrify homes in his suburb and power them with renewables. If successful, the pilot project will prove that household electrification is a potential solution to an urgent problem.

Feb 26, 2023, ABC News.

Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith is a man on a mission to electrify nation, one suburb at a time

Dr Saul Griffith has found himself in plenty of high-pressure situations over the past two decades. From meetings with White House officials and US politicians, to duelling with the powerful fossil fuel lobby, he's made the case for his solution to the climate crisis in forums where the stakes couldn't be higher. But it was a Sunday afternoon meeting in a community centre just north of Wollongong that proved "the most intimidating one by far," he said. "You're my neighbours," Saul joked as he stood up to give his presentation. "If we screw up, you literally know where I live."

Dr Saul Griffith has found himself in plenty of high-pressure situations over the past two decades. From meetings with White House officials and US politicians, to duelling with the powerful fossil fuel lobby, he's made the case for his solution to the climate crisis in forums where the stakes couldn't be higher. But it was a Sunday afternoon meeting in a community centre just north of Wollongong that proved "the most intimidating one by far," he said. "You're my neighbours," Saul joked as he stood up to give his presentation. "If we screw up, you literally know where I live."

Feb 20, 2023, ABC RN Drive.

ABC Radio: Electrification pilot takes aim at inflation and carbon emissions

The NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced $8 million will go towards supporting world first pilots of community electrification. What effect will this have on inflation and reducing carbon emissions?

The NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced $8 million will go towards supporting world first pilots of community electrification. What effect will this have on inflation and reducing carbon emissions?

Feb 17, 2023, Rewiring Australia.

Media release: NSW Government Pilot Funding Announcement

Rewiring Australia has strongly endorsed NSW Treasurer, Matt Kean’s announcement of $8 million to support world first pilots of community electrification.

Rewiring Australia has strongly endorsed NSW Treasurer, Matt Kean’s announcement of $8 million to support world first pilots of community electrification.

Feb 17, 2023, RenewEconomy.

“A slam dunk for families:” Pilot launched to kick gas out of homes and communities

The bid to kick fossil gas out of Australian homes, electrify everything and power it with solar is off and running in New South Wales, with the launch of an $8 million pilot to decarbonise three local communities across the state.

The bid to kick fossil gas out of Australian homes, electrify everything and power it with solar is off and running in New South Wales, with the launch of an $8 million pilot to decarbonise three local communities across the state.

Dec 18, 2022, ABC news.

Rewiring Australia plan to electrify households, cars moves a step closer

A deal between The Greens and Labor has given an immediate boost to plans first formulated by Rewiring Australia to electrify households and small businesses across the country.

A deal between The Greens and Labor has given an immediate boost to plans first formulated by Rewiring Australia to electrify households and small businesses across the country.

Oct 13, 2022, ABC 7:30.

Dr Saul Griffith explains why electrifying the economy is 'anti-inflationary' | 7.30

Sep 22, 2022, Triple j Hack.

Certified 'genius' Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines

Aug 30, 2022, TEDx Sydney.

TEDx Sydney 2022 | Saul Griffith

101 million machines away from a zero emission Australia

101 million machines away from a zero emission Australia

Aug 04, 2022, ICLEI Oceania.

Local Government Solutions Exchange | Saul Griffith

Jun 16, 2022, ABC QandA.

Q + A: Australia's Energy Crisis

May 28, 2022, ABC Weekend Breakfast.

Electricity price increases

"We now produce the cheapest electricity in the world in terms of our rooftop solar on our homes and our businesses. That produces electricity at ~5c a kWh."

"We now produce the cheapest electricity in the world in terms of our rooftop solar on our homes and our businesses. That produces electricity at ~5c a kWh."

May 17, 2022, Sourceable.

All Electric Homes Will Save Thousands Each Year for Outer Metro Households

“If we fully exploit our natural advantage with solar energy by electrifying everything, we will create thousands of jobs for tradies and ensure more money is spent in local shops. The air will be cleaner and people will be healthier."

“If we fully exploit our natural advantage with solar energy by electrifying everything, we will create thousands of jobs for tradies and ensure more money is spent in local shops. The air will be cleaner and people will be healthier."

May 13, 2022, The Guardian.

Living costs in outer suburbs would be slashed under plan to ‘electrify everything’, analysis finds

A report by Dr Saul Griffith, the founder of Rewiring Australia and a former adviser to the US government on energy policy, last year suggested a $12bn investment in household electrification over five years could eliminate a third of Australia’s emissions while saving households $40bn a year by 2028.

A report by Dr Saul Griffith, the founder of Rewiring Australia and a former adviser to the US government on energy policy, last year suggested a $12bn investment in household electrification over five years could eliminate a third of Australia’s emissions while saving households $40bn a year by 2028.

May 09, 2022, News.com.au.

Rewiring Brisbane - Residents in one of Australia’s biggest cities are being told how they can slash their power bills by at least $4700 a year.

The campaign, driven by an “optimistic group of nonpartisan Australians”, ultimately aims to prove that it is possible to address climate change and cost-of-living concerns at the same time.

The campaign, driven by an “optimistic group of nonpartisan Australians”, ultimately aims to prove that it is possible to address climate change and cost-of-living concerns at the same time.

May 09, 2022, PV Magazine.

Solar-backed electrification of city tipped to save $3.9 billion

A plan to “rewire” one of Australia’s largest cities by electrifying the region’s homes and vehicles and powering them with solar energy would save the average household almost $5,000 a year, generate more than 24,000 jobs and provide an overall annual economic benefit of approximately $3.9 billion.

A plan to “rewire” one of Australia’s largest cities by electrifying the region’s homes and vehicles and powering them with solar energy would save the average household almost $5,000 a year, generate more than 24,000 jobs and provide an overall annual economic benefit of approximately $3.9 billion.

May 04, 2022, Rewiring Australia.

Federal electorate modelling demonstrates the benefits of Electrification

Rewiring Australia has developed federal electorate level modelling that outlines how households and communities can financially benefit from solar-backed electrification, along with the employment benefits of rewiring buildings. This is an open source resource available to all campaigns, candidates and interested parties, to better inform discussion of Australia’s decarbonisation effort.

Rewiring Australia has developed federal electorate level modelling that outlines how households and communities can financially benefit from solar-backed electrification, along with the employment benefits of rewiring buildings. This is an open source resource available to all campaigns, candidates and interested parties, to better inform discussion of Australia’s decarbonisation effort.

Feb 17, 2022, The Fifth Estate.

Interview - The Big Switch: Saul Griffith says the answer is electric

“This is our way to atone for 20 years of f*cking up the IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] process. We can demonstrate how we can improve our lives and bring forward climate action by 10 years.

“This is our way to atone for 20 years of f*cking up the IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] process. We can demonstrate how we can improve our lives and bring forward climate action by 10 years.

Feb 14, 2022, The Monthly.

The future of homes is electric

I hope this feels astonishing to you; it certainly does to me. When we compare the final energy use of a conventional home to a renewably electrified home, the efficiency benefits of electrification become abundantly clear. With the same conveniences, size, warmth and vehicles as a currently fossil-fuelled home, electrifying the average Australian home would cut total energy use by more than half!

I hope this feels astonishing to you; it certainly does to me. When we compare the final energy use of a conventional home to a renewably electrified home, the efficiency benefits of electrification become abundantly clear. With the same conveniences, size, warmth and vehicles as a currently fossil-fuelled home, electrifying the average Australian home would cut total energy use by more than half!

Feb 11, 2022, Australian Financial Review.

How Australians can cut emissions – and save $5000 a year

All of this points to a fundamental shift that must occur in our climate change thinking: we will solve this problem through abundance, not scarcity.

All of this points to a fundamental shift that must occur in our climate change thinking: we will solve this problem through abundance, not scarcity.

Feb 05, 2022, The Saturday Paper.

The Joe Biden adviser living in Wollongong

Saul Griffith, a former climate adviser to Joe Biden, has moved home to Australia. He argues policy changes made here could accelerate the world’s transition to renewables by 10 years.

Saul Griffith, a former climate adviser to Joe Biden, has moved home to Australia. He argues policy changes made here could accelerate the world’s transition to renewables by 10 years.

Feb 04, 2022, The Guardian.

Electric Monaros and hotted-up skateboards : the ‘genius’ who wants to electrify our world

“Australia is the first country in the world where the positive household economics of solving climate change will be realisable by everyday people,”

“Australia is the first country in the world where the positive household economics of solving climate change will be realisable by everyday people,”

Jan 28, 2022, Energy Magazine.

Renewables boom to take Australian solar to new heights?

“A fully electric Australia that gets off fossil fuels will keep the same comforts but use about half the energy, with none of the energy emissions. This win-win from electrification is clear. “We should change our planning and permitting laws to prioritise all electric households and businesses, and start training the installation and maintenance workforce for this electrified future now.”

“A fully electric Australia that gets off fossil fuels will keep the same comforts but use about half the energy, with none of the energy emissions. This win-win from electrification is clear. “We should change our planning and permitting laws to prioritise all electric households and businesses, and start training the installation and maintenance workforce for this electrified future now.”

Jan 28, 2022, Mirage News.

AEMO report shows Australia’s potential to fully exploit solar lead

Today’s report from AEMO shows almost 35 per cent of Australian energy was generated from renewable sources for the three months to December 31. But that clean energy needs to heat our water, cool our homes, power our cars and cook our food to fully take advantage of our lead.

Today’s report from AEMO shows almost 35 per cent of Australian energy was generated from renewable sources for the three months to December 31. But that clean energy needs to heat our water, cool our homes, power our cars and cook our food to fully take advantage of our lead.

Dec 01, 2021, Energy Magazine.

Household electrification: savings, not sacrifice

“No nation is better placed to seize this opportunity for cheaper energy, self-reliance, and cleaner air than Australia,”

“No nation is better placed to seize this opportunity for cheaper energy, self-reliance, and cleaner air than Australia,”

Nov 08, 2021, Better Than Yesterday Podcast with Osher Günsberg.

Better Than Yesterday Podcast with Osher Günsberg

Oct 21, 2021, The Daily Telegraph.

Roundtable: Contest of ideas on what net zero means for Australia

Oct 20, 2021, Energy Monitor.

Electrifying Australian households will save billions – report

Australian households could collectively save more than A$40bn ($29.6bn) by 2030 – almost equivalent to national export earnings from coal – if they were fully electrified, says not-for-profit Rewiring Australia in a new report.

Australian households could collectively save more than A$40bn ($29.6bn) by 2030 – almost equivalent to national export earnings from coal – if they were fully electrified, says not-for-profit Rewiring Australia in a new report.

Oct 16, 2021, The Daily Telegraph.

How Sydneysiders can save $5000 a year by going green

The research breaks down figures contained in the newly released Rewiring Australia report by globally renowned Australian energy guru Saul Griffith, who is now an energy adviser to the US government. Rewiring Australia found that by 2030, the average Australian household could save $5,000 to $6,000 a year on energy and vehicle costs compared to now by replacing gas and coal-fired electricity with renewable power augmented by heat pumps.

The research breaks down figures contained in the newly released Rewiring Australia report by globally renowned Australian energy guru Saul Griffith, who is now an energy adviser to the US government. Rewiring Australia found that by 2030, the average Australian household could save $5,000 to $6,000 a year on energy and vehicle costs compared to now by replacing gas and coal-fired electricity with renewable power augmented by heat pumps.

Oct 16, 2021, 7 NEWS Melbourne.

New research shows the cost of everyday activities like making a cup of tea and showering could be more than halved when households move to renewable energy by 2030.

Oct 15, 2021, The Chaser.

Solar-powered barbecues can save the planet

Energy guru Saul Griffith reckons Australia can lead the way in solving the climate crisis, with our abundant sunlight and love of new technology. Griffith has been advising the Biden Administration on renewables and is well known around the world for his passion for energy solutions that don’t just work, but work better than what we have now.

Energy guru Saul Griffith reckons Australia can lead the way in solving the climate crisis, with our abundant sunlight and love of new technology. Griffith has been advising the Biden Administration on renewables and is well known around the world for his passion for energy solutions that don’t just work, but work better than what we have now.

Oct 14, 2021, ABC Radio.

Why are electric vehicles our future?

Australia's uptake of electric cars is so slow, that we're not only far behind other developed countries, but we're also at risk of becoming the dumping ground for polluting cars. It comes as the UN warns Australia needs to do more to slash emissions by almost 50 per cent, in order to hit international climate targets.

Australia's uptake of electric cars is so slow, that we're not only far behind other developed countries, but we're also at risk of becoming the dumping ground for polluting cars. It comes as the UN warns Australia needs to do more to slash emissions by almost 50 per cent, in order to hit international climate targets.

Oct 14, 2021, The Canberra Times.

Speech Prime Minister Scott Morrison should give to Glasgow summit

But I stand here today to make a commitment to the world that Australia will not only do its part, but that we are here to lead, and to help all nations meet our collective challenge. Built into the poetry and culture of our country are the stories of our great natural resources, but also of our fragile continent. Australia is a nation with everything to lose, but also everything to win. We have sunshine, we have industrial capacity, we have a willing and trained workforce.

But I stand here today to make a commitment to the world that Australia will not only do its part, but that we are here to lead, and to help all nations meet our collective challenge. Built into the poetry and culture of our country are the stories of our great natural resources, but also of our fragile continent. Australia is a nation with everything to lose, but also everything to win. We have sunshine, we have industrial capacity, we have a willing and trained workforce.

Oct 11, 2021, Treehugger.

Saul Griffith's 'Electrify' Is a Playbook on Electrifying Everything to Address the Climate Crisis

Saul Griffith, known to Treehugger readers for his "Electrify Everything" projects, has written "Electrify," which is "an optimist's playbook for our clean energy future." The first sentence says it all: "This book is an action plan to fight for the future. Given our delays in addressing climate change, we must now commit to completely transforming our energy supply and demand—'end-game decarbonization.' The world has no time left."

Saul Griffith, known to Treehugger readers for his "Electrify Everything" projects, has written "Electrify," which is "an optimist's playbook for our clean energy future." The first sentence says it all: "This book is an action plan to fight for the future. Given our delays in addressing climate change, we must now commit to completely transforming our energy supply and demand—'end-game decarbonization.' The world has no time left."

Oct 10, 2021, CleanTechnica.

Australian Couple’s Uplifting Story With Tesla Virtual Power Plant

Dr. Saul Griffith, an American-Australian engineer, mapped out the American energy system for the U.S. Department of Energy and is now focused on “Rewiring Australia.” His new work, co-authored by The Australia Institute, is a project that encourages households to switch from gas to solar-powered electricity.

Dr. Saul Griffith, an American-Australian engineer, mapped out the American energy system for the U.S. Department of Energy and is now focused on “Rewiring Australia.” His new work, co-authored by The Australia Institute, is a project that encourages households to switch from gas to solar-powered electricity.

Oct 06, 2021, YourLifeChoices.

How electrifying your life could save you thousands

A novel plan to ‘electrify everything’ in our lives could see Australian living costs slashed by up to $5000 a year while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. Electricity bills in Australia are now among the highest in the world and make up a significant percentage of a family’s yearly budget.

A novel plan to ‘electrify everything’ in our lives could see Australian living costs slashed by up to $5000 a year while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. Electricity bills in Australia are now among the highest in the world and make up a significant percentage of a family’s yearly budget.

Oct 06, 2021, Newcastle Herald.

Rewiring Australia report says all household appliances and vehicles should run on electricity

Oct 06, 2021, Energy News Bulletin.

Renewables ramp up could cut household bills by $4300 by 2035

RENEWABLE energy entrepreneur and policy advisor Dr Saul Griffith has released a technical study finding Australia needs and should act to electrify as much of its residential and commercial sectors by 2030, before turning to hard-to-abate export industries in the following decade.

RENEWABLE energy entrepreneur and policy advisor Dr Saul Griffith has released a technical study finding Australia needs and should act to electrify as much of its residential and commercial sectors by 2030, before turning to hard-to-abate export industries in the following decade.

Oct 05, 2021, The Sydney Morning Herald.

Clean energy cash splash would cut household bills $4200 by 2035

"The subsidies would cost around $12 billion in the earlier years of such a scheme, but save $300 billion in household energy costs and help reduce the nation’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions by about a third, according to analysis by the energy non-profit group, Rewiring Australia."

"The subsidies would cost around $12 billion in the earlier years of such a scheme, but save $300 billion in household energy costs and help reduce the nation’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions by about a third, according to analysis by the energy non-profit group, Rewiring Australia."

Oct 05, 2021, The Australian Financial Review.

How to save $5000, create a ‘tradie boom’ and save the planet

Households are key to Australia’s decarbonisation agenda, Dr Griffith told The Australian Financial Review because they are “responsible for more than 40 per cent of Australia’s domestic carbon emissions.”

Households are key to Australia’s decarbonisation agenda, Dr Griffith told The Australian Financial Review because they are “responsible for more than 40 per cent of Australia’s domestic carbon emissions.”

Oct 05, 2021, The Australia Institute.

Webinar - Rewiring Australia with Saul Griffith & Lily D'Ambrosio

Please join Saul in conversation with the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and the Hon. Matt Kean, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment to explore the enormous potential that exists for Australia in rewiring our energy system and the policies that are already happening at a state level.

Please join Saul in conversation with the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and the Hon. Matt Kean, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment to explore the enormous potential that exists for Australia in rewiring our energy system and the policies that are already happening at a state level.

Oct 05, 2021, The Fifth Estate.

How do we win the culture war and turn the tide on electrification? Better call Saul

A new energy think tank headed by Australian-American inventor and entrepreneur, Saul Griffith is looking to win the narrative war on electrification and help ensure Australia meets its potential as a global leader in the space.

A new energy think tank headed by Australian-American inventor and entrepreneur, Saul Griffith is looking to win the narrative war on electrification and help ensure Australia meets its potential as a global leader in the space.

Oct 05, 2021, Electrical Connection.

Rewiring Australia: Electrify Everything To Demolish Power Bills

“Australians already lead the world in harvesting solar electricity. Now we have the technology available to use it. With modest public investment in our homes, cars, and communities, we can electrify everything without sacrificing our way of life. If we embrace this shift now, we can enjoy cheaper, cleaner, healthier energy and win the global decarbonisation race.”

“Australians already lead the world in harvesting solar electricity. Now we have the technology available to use it. With modest public investment in our homes, cars, and communities, we can electrify everything without sacrificing our way of life. If we embrace this shift now, we can enjoy cheaper, cleaner, healthier energy and win the global decarbonisation race.”

Oct 05, 2021, PV Magazine.

Households could save $5,443 a year and a third of national emissions by electrifying, report says

Australian households, if supported by governments and the private sector, could be the vanguard of decarbonisation. Castles and Cars, published today by Rewiring Australia, posits that despite Australia’s federal foot dragging and coal-intensive grid, the country has all the tools it needs to rapidly cut emissions and save individual households thousands along the way.

Australian households, if supported by governments and the private sector, could be the vanguard of decarbonisation. Castles and Cars, published today by Rewiring Australia, posits that despite Australia’s federal foot dragging and coal-intensive grid, the country has all the tools it needs to rapidly cut emissions and save individual households thousands along the way.

Oct 05, 2021, ABC NEWS 7.30 Report.

Rewiring Australian households could save them up to $6,000 a year, research finds | 7.30